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BeKind
Mar 31, 2016 7:23 AM CST
Just added this perennial plant to my collection. Anyone with a success story to share on care of this plant?
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Mar 31, 2016 9:28 AM CST
Have you looked at the entry in the database? There is a bit of care information posted there.
Sun Star (Ornithogalum dubium)
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DaisyI
Mar 31, 2016 10:33 AM CST
I grew them in my yard in Zone almost 9. Colder than that, I think they are houseplants. They enthusiastically reseeded themselves and filled up the whole garden.
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tarev
Apr 1, 2016 7:27 PM CST
I grow mine in a container with a well draining soil. It blooms during Spring, and it has bloom stalks and buds forming now as well. After bloom time, I cut the bloom stalk and allow the leaves to continue on till it wilts on its own. This way it gets to return to the bulbs energy for next Spring. It is totally done for by summer, so I just set it aside. It will start to show the new leaves here by late Fall. Typically I would try to put some new soil and some compost , but last year I was away, and did not get to do it, but it still came back nicely. It does need as much full sun you can give once the leaves starts to form, watered well but in good intervals so it does not get too soggy.

I can keep it here outdoors even in winter since our winters are milder.

BeKind
Apr 1, 2016 9:49 PM CST
Great information..... Thank You! Hurray!

BeKind
Apr 1, 2016 9:53 PM CST
Great information..... Thank You! Hurray! think I am going to leave in house year around.
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Apr 1, 2016 10:12 PM CST
It really grows better outdoors, but if indoors is your option, try to position it in a good west facing or south facing window so you get as much sun as you can, if not you may have to use grow lights.

BeKind
Apr 2, 2016 5:19 AM CST
Crossing Fingers! Thanks for wonderful tip....the label said it is a perennial.

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